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Is Konrad a level 1 wizard? The army list entry suggests not, as it doesnt say he has wizard level where it does for everyone else. But he has the vampire rule which says all vampire characters are level 1 wizards.
Hi, Konrad is not a wizard. If you read the fluff description (I know, I know, but wait!) it talks about his lack of magical ability... and when you look at any other character in the back list section, they give a magic level. Even the other special characters state what level mage they are. Konrad lists no such entry, so he is not in fact a wizard. He's good enough to take anyway, though!
Interesting fact: While Konrad isn't a wizard, he does know Invocation of Nehek- he just can't cast it. To my knowledge, he is the only thing in the game that knows a spell, but isn't a wizard and can't cast it.
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While we're on the topic of Konrad I was wondering about the Sword of Waldenhof. If I was attack a unit of Ogres and caused 2 wounds on one Ogre, they would then double to 4 wounds, that Ogre dies but does the fourth wound run over to another Orge or is it wasted? Also how many extra attacks would Red fury give Konrad in this example?
To my undersatandin of how to read rules there are two kinds of rules.
1. Blanket rules - where the rule applies in a blanket, all pervading manner to all affected entities. And DO NOT override specific rules.
2. Specific rules - Rules which affect ONLY the unit / object named. And DO (where applicable) override blanket rules.
E.g. Units with enemy within 8" may not march is a "blanket rule" BUT dwarves may march regardless of enemy within 8" "specific rule". "Specific rules" override "blanket rules", so dwarves may march with enemy within 8"
So using the above.
1. Vampire counts page 35 " Vampire characters are wizards" (blanket rule)
2. Konrad is a vampire AND is a character.
Therefore, as there is no "specific rule" for Konrad NOT being a wizard, he therefore is a wizard!
As a contrast...
1. "Vampire characters are wizards" (blanket rule)
2. Blood knights ARE vampires - BUT - Blood knights are NOT characters.
Thus, Blood Knights are NOT "vampire characters" so therefore ARE NOT wizards.
Fluff is not rule. Fluff says I can cast IoN into combat BUT it does not "specific rule" say I can so therefore I cannot - spell may not be cast into close combat. "blanket rule"......
Look at Isabella von Carstein's entry (p90). It specifically states she's a level 1 wizard. Konrad's does not. Why would it say one was and the other wasn't? Because Konrad is not a vampire.
2. Konrad is listed in the heroes section, heroes are "characters".
Konrad is therefore a "Vampire" AND a "Character". OR a "Vampire" "Character"
"Vampire" "Characters" are level 1 wizards. (page 35 - "Vampire characters are wizards" and "A vampire is a level 1 wizard")
Rules wise, Konrad is a level 1 wizard.
The army books needs to be re-released. No one has proof read the book, they've made just as much spelling mistakes as i do without checking and english isn't even my first language
Under all the character sections of the army list section it states their rules and options, all the characters capable of magic have a heading Magic: and a description of their wizard level and what lore their spells come from. Konrad lacks this rule and description so it is very clear he is not a wizard otherwise he would have this rule and cost at least another 35/40pts.
BEN DIESEL FTW!!!
If memory serves (don't have my army book on me at this very second) the Vampire special rule states that all vampires are level 1 wizards. Now the question becomes, does Konrad have the Vampire special rule.
If he does, and there is no mention of him *not* being a wizard, then yes, he is a level 1 wizard.
If he does not, then no, he is not a wizard, and he also does not benefit from the other Vampire special rules unless otherwise stated.
Either way, this could have been settled much, much easier if GW had just noted in his profile that he wasn't a wizard, since I believe that is what they intended.